James Campion reviews Natalie Dower: Reflections, at Eagle Gallery, London, on view through January 16, 2016.
Campion writes: "All the works in the show sit on a spectrum of decipherability… I think it might be fruitful to evaluate each of Dower’s works in terms of her ‘management of decipherability’. One can think about how successfully the medley of decisions to do with colour, material, etc. works with the system being used. We could ask questions of any given work such as: does the use of a particular system with a particular material require a full revelation or a partial revelation of its logic? Or indeed, does a system presented in a particular state of decipherability demand a particular material?"